Scent leaf or Nchanwu or Efinri is that leaf used inside as an antispasmodic, antiemetic and lactogenic antiepileptic agent, as a treatment for menstruation pain, the treatment for alcoholism. Scent leaf can also be used for poultices, baths and rinses, as wound healing, emollient treatment and to cure rheumatism. Powder dried scent leaf is sniffed to treat a migraine. Essential oil of scent leaf is used in dentistry as a disinfectant and anesthetic. It relieves inflammation of the kidneys and bladder, helps with chronic gastritis, colitis and whooping cough.
The price of scent leaves here are measured by “garden beds” where a bed is about 1.5 X 2.5 meters